Mobility

Money2India App Features Biometrics For Convenience

Money2India App Features Biometrics For Convenience

ICICI, India’s biggest private sector bank, has launched a new mobile app for remittance transfers that features biometric security. The app is called Money2India, or M2I, and is aimed at non-resident Indians (NRIs). It’s designed to let users perform money transfers in just a few clicks for frequent transactions, and it also allows for bill…

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix Shows Off Biometrics at Computex B2B ICT Trade Show

Goodix was in attendance at this week’s COMPUTEX B2B ICT trade show, and took the opportunity to show off new technologies in the areas of smart cars and wearables. With respect to the latter, the company has a new cardiac biometrics solution designed for earbud devices. The system can track the user’s heart rate and…

Acer Switch 5 Features Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

Acer Switch 5 Features Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

“For added security, Acer has embedded a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor into the Switch 5’s power button, a design move that appears to emulate recent high-profile fingerprint sensor integrations in Apple’s MacBook Pro and Huawei’s Matebook X.” Acer’s newest convertible laptop has a built-in fingerprint sensor, with the biometric technology having been provided by…

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft Adds Fingerprint Security to Authenticator App on Android

Microsoft has added support for fingerprint recognition to the Android version of its Microsoft Authenticator app, reports Neowin. The app was announced late last month and is designed to let users replace passwords with their mobile devices, sending a push notification to their smartphones when they go to log in to their Microsoft accounts. Now,…

Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometric Payment Cards Fight Social Benefits Fraud Biometric payment cards are the new hot market in fingerprint sensors and mobile biometrics technology, spurring intense competition between biometrics vendors aiming for high…

Australian Tech Research Company Unveils Gait Authentication Solution

Australian Tech Research Company Unveils Gait Authentication Solution

Australian tech research company CSIRO has announced that its Data61 group has developed a system that leverages a user’s walking gait for both authentication and energy conservation. Gait-based authentication isn’t currently a common means of biometric authentication, but it has seen at least one pioneer in FST Biometrics, whose IMID system combines it with facial…

New Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Features FPC Sensor

New Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Features FPC Sensor

The new Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone features a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards. The sensor model being used is an FPC1035, the same one used in Xiaomi’s Mi Max Prime smartphone from last autumn. But the Beijing-based OEM has had more recent FPC integrations too, being a regular customer, with the most recent being…

FIDO Alliance and GSMA Enter into Liaison Partnership

FIDO Alliance and GSMA Enter into Liaison Partnership

The FIDO Alliance and GSMA have teamed up to help foster the development of standardized, secure authentication solutions. The collaboration comes in the wake of the biggest Mobile World Congress yet. As FIDO Alliance marketing director Andrew Shikiar tells it in a new post on the FIDO website, the question of how FIDO standards fit…

New Devices May Signal a Biometric Revolution in PCs

New Devices May Signal a Biometric Revolution in PCs

Is a biometric revolution starting to get underway in the world of PCs and laptops? Two newly announced devices represent further steps in that direction. Huawei’s Matebook E is a convertible tablet featuring an embedded fingerprint sensor; while it’s technically a mobile device with an attachable keyboard, it runs on Windows 10 and an Intel…

Huawei’s New Matebook E Features an FPC Sensor

Huawei’s New Matebook E Features an FPC Sensor

“…FPC says that the Matebook E deployment is unique in its adaptation for use with Windows 10’s Windows Hello biometric authentication system, and its use with Intel processor technology.” Fingerprint Cards has taken another step toward the PC market with a new Huawei device integration: Its FPC1145 sensor is being used in the new Matebook…

NEC Announces Earbud-based Biometric Authentication Technology

NEC Announces Earbud-based Biometric Authentication Technology

“While NEC says ‘pulse rates and other biometric information’ could be tracked in later iterations of its technology, for now the primary aim is authentication, complemented by user positioning enabled by built-in gyroscopic, geomagnetic, and acceleration sensors.” NEC Corporation has announced a new earbud device that uses biometric technology to a different end than those…

OPPO’s Latest Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor Tech

OPPO’s Latest Smartphone Features Fingerprint Cards Sensor Tech

“OPPO is by now a longstanding repeat customer of FPC, having integrated the company’s biometric technology into numerous devices over the past couple of years.” Fingerprint Cards has announced another smartphone integration of its fingerprint sensor technology. OPPO’s A77 uses the FPC1245 sensor model. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC explained that the device…

Sharp Z3 Smartphone Uses Precise Biometrics Tech

Sharp Z3 Smartphone Uses Precise Biometrics Tech

Precise Biometrics technology is helping to power the fingerprint scanning functionality of a new Sharp smartphone. The Sharp Z3 uses a fingerprint sensor provided by Fingerprint Cards, a longtime hardware partner of Precise Biometrics. Meanwhile, the algorithm software in play is Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ flagship solution for mobile devices. Sharp is a returning…

Nymi Has Raised $15 Million USD in a Series B Funding Round

Nymi Has Raised $15 Million USD in a Series B Funding Round

Toronto-based Nymi has raised $15 million USD in a Series B funding round, the company has announced. Nymi has been seeking capital to back its ongoing efforts to develop and promote its Nymi Band, a wristband device designed to measure cardiac biometrics for the purpose of continuous authentication. The wearable device offers a number of applications,…

Easy Solutions Brings Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication Solution to Enterprise Sector

Easy Solutions Brings Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication Solution to Enterprise Sector

Easy Solutions has now launched an enterprise version of its DetectID authentication system. The system is designed to use employees’ mobile devices for authentication via technology like VPN support, tap-based push notification verification, device identification, one-time passcodes, and SAML 2.0 token security. It’s also capable of leveraging the biometric capabilities enabled by most contemporary smartphones,…

Jumio Nets Industry Award, Expert Panel Slot

Jumio Nets Industry Award, Expert Panel Slot

“Acknowledging the award in a statement, Jumio CEO Stephen Stuut said it ‘validates Jumio’s leadership in the ID verification space.’” Jumio is poised to enjoy a rising profile with a new award win and a conference speaking engagement. The company has won a Bronze Stevie Award in this year’s Annual American Business Awards, in the…

RSA SecurID Access Upgrade Offers Authentication-as-a-Service

RSA SecurID Access Upgrade Offers Authentication-as-a-Service

“The new capabilities complement existing security features of RSA SecurID Access such as push notification-based verification, biometric authentication based on fingerprint and eye recognition, and software and hardware tokens.” RSA has upgraded its RSA SecurID Access solution. The platform now offers a cloud-based identity verification option, called Authentication-as-a-Service. It also now has a threat assessment feature…

Biometric Login Comes To WordPress via Intercede Plugin

Biometric Login Comes To WordPress via Intercede Plugin

UK-based digital security specialist Intercede has announced a new WordPress plugin that enables biometric security for users of the online media publishing platform. It’s called RapID Secure Login, or RapID-SL, and operates via a smartphone. Once installed, a user logs in by scanning a QR code on the RapID-SL app, and then authenticating on the…

Nymi Highlights Enterprise, Industrial Applications of Biometric Wristband

Nymi Highlights Enterprise, Industrial Applications of Biometric Wristband

In a new blog post, Nymi is highlighting the business and industrial applications of its Nymi Band. The wristband device is designed to offer continuous authentication through cardiac biometrics, measuring the wearer’s pulse and using its unique rhythmic patterns for identification. Through a collaboration with Microsoft, Nymi has enabled such authentication for unlocking Windows 10…

News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we opened the door on Physical Access Biometrics Month with a webinar announcement and a primer on the topic, while fingerprints made headlines with smartphone integrations and more. The industry news was filled with company expansions and acquisitions, reports on everyday biometrics, and big FinTech stories. Take a look back on last week’s top…

The OPPO F3 Comes Equipped with an FPC1245 Sensor

The OPPO F3 Comes Equipped with an FPC1245 Sensor

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in a new device from OPPO. The OPPO F3 comes equipped with an FPC1245 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in the F3 Plus, another newly launched offering from OPPO; and it has also been used in the R9 and R9+, the F1s, and the A57…

New Phone From Taiwanese OEM Features Cardinal Q Sensor

New Phone From Taiwanese OEM Features Cardinal Q Sensor

IDEX has announced that its Cardinal Q fingerprint sensor has been integrated into another new smartphone. The company has not offered specific details with respect to the device or OEM involved, but in a statement it indicated that the client is “a mobile Taiwanese OEM”. The company also said it’s the same OEM that went…

Rising Tide of Mobile Fingerprint Scanning Lifts All Ships: ABI Research

Rising Tide of Mobile Fingerprint Scanning Lifts All Ships: ABI Research

The rapidly ascending popularity of mobile fingerprint scanning is helping to lead growth in numerous other areas, says ABI Research. Reporting on findings from its Biometric Technologies and Applications publication, the market research firm says that by 2022, fingerprint sensors will reach a 95 percent penetration rate of the smartphone market. That echoes a forecast…

Credence ID Ramps Up Latin American Activities

Credence ID Ramps Up Latin American Activities

Credence ID is sharpening its focus on Latin America. The company says it is opening a new office in Mexico City, and has appointed a new Director of Channel & Business Development for the Caribbean and Latin America region, Jeremy James. In a statement announcing the moves, Credence ID highlighted James’ experience in the financial…

Mobile and Wearable Biometrics Markets To Exceed $6.2 Billion by 2022: Goode Intelligence

Mobile and Wearable Biometrics Markets To Exceed $6.2 Billion by 2022: Goode Intelligence

The mobile and wearable biometric authentication markets will reach a combined value exceeding $6.2 billion by the year 2022, according to a new report from Goode Intelligence. Entitled Mobile & Wearable Biometric Authentication Market Analysis and Forecasts 2017-2022 (third edition), the report also predicts that more than 3.3 billion users will be reaping the benefits of…

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree 5.0 Boasts Upgraded AI

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree 5.0 Boasts Upgraded AI

“Sensory says TrulyHandsfree is the most widely deployed speech recognition system in the world and is now featured on over two billion devices.” Sensory Inc. has upgraded the AI of its TrulyHandsfree voice activation technology. Designed primarily to let users ‘wake up’ their devices, it has been integrated into headsets and even into smartglasses. Now,…

Appdome and BehavioSec Team Up on Sophisticated Mobile Authentication

Appdome and BehavioSec Team Up on Sophisticated Mobile Authentication

“BehavioSec, a member of the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), specializes in the emerging field of behavioral biometrics; its technology analyzes users’ interaction patterns with their devices, as well as other metadata, to assess potential fraud threats” Appdome and BehavioSec have teamed up to bring more sophisticated authentication technologies into mobile apps. Appdome specializes in integrating…

Novetta VP to Help Lead Development of ISO/IEC Anti-Spoofing Standard

Novetta VP to Help Lead Development of ISO/IEC Anti-Spoofing Standard

“The appointment further raises Novetta’s profile as an analytics company capable of assessing sophisticated technologies.” A Novetta executive will help to lead the development of an ISO/IEC JTC1 standard concerning spoofing attacks against smartphone biometric authentication systems, the company has announced. ISO/IEC JTC1 is a joint committee of the International Organization for Standardization and the…

Xiaomi Mi 6 Features FPC Under-Glass Sensor

Xiaomi Mi 6 Features FPC Under-Glass Sensor

“It’s the second smartphone maker to take advantage of FPC’s new sensor model, which is designed for under-glass applications, with Huawei having led the charge late last year.” Xiaomi is sticking with Fingerprint Cards for its smartphones’ biometric capabilities, with a new device, the Mi 6, featuring an FPC1268 fingerprint sensor. It’s the second smartphone…

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

A social media posting of a supposed iPhone 8 schematic is prompting speculation that Apple will put the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the rear of its next major smartphone. Posted on Twitter by Sonny Dickson, who TechCrunch characterizes as a “[r]eliable iPhone leaker”, the schematic depicts the rear chassis of an iPhone device, with a…

NEC Brings Its Facial Recognition To The Mobile Domain

NEC Brings Its Facial Recognition To The Mobile Domain

NEC has brought its facial recognition technology to the mobile domain, announcing a new platform called NC7000-3A. The system is designed to enable mobile user authentication via facial recognition. Its biometric technology is based on NEC’s NeoFace platform, which has received top rankings in testing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and has…

InAuth Formally Launches InMobile Biometrics

InAuth Formally Launches InMobile Biometrics

InAuth is leveraging biometric authentication in its InMobile mobile device security platform. The platform is designed to secure mobile devices by using device attributes for constant identification; it also “combs the device to detect and assess high-risk indicators that have the potential for devastating consequences,” according to InAuth’s website. Now, the platform is being infused…

EyeLock Receives Patent Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning System

EyeLock Receives Patent Approval For Mobile Iris Scanning System

EyeLock has received approval for a patent detailing a method of making mobile iris scanning more effective. The system described essentially revolves around the capture of several images of a given user with a smartphone camera, with EyeLock software automatically selecting the highest-quality images for iris scanning. Thus the system could be used to conserve…

New Smartphone From Taiwan-based OEM Sports FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

New Smartphone From Taiwan-based OEM Sports FPC and Precise Biometrics Tech

“…it’s a smartphone made by a Taiwan-based OEM, and that it’s aimed at the Russian market.” Fingerprint Cards and Precise Biometrics are powering the biometric capabilities of a new smartphone. The device uses an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor combined with Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software. In separate statements announcing the integrations, both companies declined…

Precise Biometrics Software Integrated into Micromax Phone via FPC

Precise Biometrics Software Integrated into Micromax Phone via FPC

A new smartphone from Micromax is using Precise Biometrics technology to power its fingerprint scanning functionality. In a statement announcing the integration, Precise Biometrics declined to say which specific model is using the Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm software – the company has launched multiple devices over the past several weeks – but it did indicate…

Delta ID Pushes for Iris-Based Aadhaar Authentication

Delta ID Pushes for Iris-Based Aadhaar Authentication

“Just as mobile fingerprint scanning started on high-end devices from Apple and quickly spread to cheaper smartphones, many expect the same pattern to unfold with respect to mobile iris scanning.” With excitement building over smartphone iris scanning, Delta ID is seeking to pioneer the technology’s use with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID program. As the…

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Iris ID

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Iris ID. The conversation begins with talk of Iris ID’s presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and how iris recognition is gaining a great deal of momentum in mobility, finance, and other popular markets. Talk then turns…

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG To Bring Facial Recognition To G6 Smartphone

LG is planning to bring facial recognition software to its new G6 smartphone, The Investor reports. The company is thought to have contracted another Korea-based company, Oez, to provide the technology. As The Investor reports, Oez’s facial recognition software takes up only 3.5MB – 5MB, and features liveness detection capabilities to prevent spoofing. LG’s move…

QiKU 360 F5 Features an FPC1245 Sensor

QiKU 360 F5 Features an FPC1245 Sensor

“…FPC emphasized that it’s the company’s first deployment with Spreadtrum, a China-based chipset maker focused on the lower end of the smartphone price spectrum.” Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new smartphone from QiKU. The 360 F5 features an FPC1245 sensor. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC emphasized that it’s the company’s…

Smartphone Fingerprint Sensors Are Everywhere – So What’s Next?

Smartphone Fingerprint Sensors Are Everywhere – So What’s Next?

Fingerprint sensors are now widespread across a range of mobile devices, and the technology that was cutting-edge only a year or two ago is now considered standard fare. Meanwhile, new biometric modalities are starting to come to the fore, with Samsung looking to pioneer iris and facial recognition in its newest devices. But all that…

Precise Biometrics Tech Integrated into Chinese Phone via Silead Sensors

Precise Biometrics Tech Integrated into Chinese Phone via Silead Sensors

“Precise Biometrics also noted that the integration comes via Silead, a China-based IC specialist with which the company entered into a partnership about two years ago, in the spring of 2015.” Precise Biometrics technology is being used in another new smartphone. Announcing the integration in a statement, Precise Biometrics declined to name the new device…

FPC Sensor Featured on New Micromax Smartphone

FPC Sensor Featured on New Micromax Smartphone

“…in addition to the biometric authentication security offered by FPC’s fingerprint sensor, the smartphone also offers ‘encryption of phone calls, messages, WeChat messages amongst others.’” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating its first sensor integration with an India-based OEM, with Micromax using an FPC1035 sensor in its latest smartphone. In a statement announcing the integration, FPC Business…

Biometric e-ID Solution to Help Alabamans File Taxes

Biometric e-ID Solution to Help Alabamans File Taxes

The Alabama Department of Revenue is going to test out MorphoTrust‘s e-ID solution for this season’s tax filing. The pilot program will allow participating Alabamans to file their taxes online using MorphoTrust’s mobile ID solution for iOS. The app uses facial recognition to authenticate users, comparing smartphone images of their state-issued ID documents to selfie…

Financial ID Briefing: Money Talks Down Under

Financial ID Briefing: Money Talks Down Under

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Samsung Pay Launches in UAE Samsung Pay has come to the United Arab Emirates. Initially arriving via an early access program, Mastercard quickly announced its support for Samsung’s contactless mobile wallet in the…

SensibleVision Announces ‘Virtually Spoof-Proof’ Facial Recognition Solution

SensibleVision Announces ‘Virtually Spoof-Proof’ Facial Recognition Solution

Biometric authentication solutions provider SensibleVision has announced a new facial recognition system that features additional authentication factors. The system comes with a built-in liveness detection feature; a demo on the company’s website shows a user trying to present a static image of herself on a smartphone to the webcam of her laptop, which the SensibleVision…

FacePhi Gets FIDO UAF Certification For Selphi

FacePhi Gets FIDO UAF Certification For Selphi

FacePhi has attained FIDO UAF certification for its Selphi platform. The platform is based on facial recognition, and allows end users to authenticate by taking a selfie using a smartphone. It has seen numerous deployments over the past year, with a strong focus on serving the financial services sector. Now, the FIDO Universal Authentication Framework certification…

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus Uses Precise BioMatch Mobile

“It’s the same sensor used in BQ’s Aquaris U Plus smartphone, which also featured Precise Biometrics algorithm software.” Precise Biometrics‘ flagship biometric algorithm software is being used to power the fingerprint scanning capabilities of another new smartphone from Spain-based OEM BQ. The new BQ Aquaris X5 Plus uses Precise BioMatch Mobile software care of an…

Sumitomo Bank Prepares to Launch Mobile Authentication App

Sumitomo Bank Prepares to Launch Mobile Authentication App

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui bank is getting ready to launch a mobile biometric authentication app developed in collaboration with NTT Data Corporation and Ireland-based Daon. The work was first announced last autumn, with the organizations planning to leverage Daon’s Identity X Platform, a multimodal biometric authentication system that has seen other successful mobile deployments in partnership…

Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay Coming to UAE in Early Access Program

Samsung Pay is coming to the United Arab Emirates, announcing an “early access” program for the country. With Samsung having recently completed an “early access” program for India, this appears to be Samsung’s new way of announcing the coming arrival of its mobile payment platform for a given market. In India’s case, the early access…

BQ’s Aquaris X5 Plus Features FPC Fingerprint Sensor

BQ’s Aquaris X5 Plus Features FPC Fingerprint Sensor

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is now being used in a new device from Spain-based smartphone maker BQ. The Aquaris X5 Plus features an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor. The FPC1035 sensor has been used in devices from numerous companies, most recently (BQ aside) Coolpad with its Note 3S device. For its part, BQ signed on as a…

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